Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,065,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 202,014

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13110 records found.